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St Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Dr (at Forest Park)
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 721-0072
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The Saint Louis Art Museum located in Forest Park in St. Louis has more than 100 galleries. The building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert as the Palace of Fine Arts for the ...


After having visited museums around the world, I was shocked at the rudeness of the guards at SALM when I moved here. After several occaisions, I have given up on the "bad day" t...

The St. Louis Art Museum 8/17/2006

The Saint Louis Art Museum located in Forest Park in St. Louis has more than 100 galleries. The building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1904 World's Fair in Forest Park. Standing atop Art Hill, it is the "crown" jewel" of the 1,370-acre park. This museum seems to go one forever-room after room! Admission is FREE! This is not an art gallery...certainly there are many paintings and drawings to see...but, there are many artifacts dating back thousands of years. There truly is something for everyone here. I wouldn't recommend this for small, tired children. I would do this first-with the promise of the zoo to follow! We found this to be very interesting-the building alone is worth going into. more

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Feast your eyes on the art 3/21/2006

A beautiful building, respectable and diverse collection of art, good travelling exhibits... and all for free. What more could you want? St. Louis is lucky to have such a treasure. If you have time on a second or third visit don't forget the basement level. There are a lot of interesting and unusual items there: folk art, ethnic art, furniture, glasswork. Each work reveals so much about its culture. more

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Don't try to see everything 11/16/2005

The best way to see the St. Louis Art Museum (and really any large museum) is to pick a few things you want to see and go straight for those. Visiting again and again, you'll eventually see everything, but trying to do it all your first visit is a mistake because of the vast and diverse nature of the place. The staff are always very helpful and can direct you to what you like or what you are in the mood to see. The museum brings in a number of excellent special exhibits, which often have an entry fee, but there is always a time set aside for free viewing. You'll have to deal with crowds on those days, but it's often worth the trouble if you couldn't normally afford the admission. more

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St Louis Art Museum 9/26/2005

St Louis Art Museum is a great place to visit. It has free admission and 3 floors of wonderful things to see. I really don't know much about art at all but I love going here and spending hours looking around. They really do have a lot of thing to see. My favorite is the mummy. I remember going to see it when I was little know I take my kids to see it. It really is a beautiful place to visit. more

A must to do in St. Louis! 8/25/2005

The St. Louis art museum is another must see for anyone visiting the area or those that are here everyday! Add it to the list of another free thing the city generously offers. The building itself is beautiful but inside they definitely have something for everyone. As a novice, I enjoy browsing the 3 different floors of the museum. The artwork is from all different periods and they have a real mummy that everyone, especially children, enjoy. more

St. Louis Art Museum 8/21/2005

Located in the beautiful Forest Park, near St. Louis Zoo. I am not much of an art person. but i had to take an art history course one year which required museum visit. I was genuinely surprised by the collection the Art museum has. I was able to use them as reference from my papers. Inside of the museum is ok, i think. Outside is magnificent- the monuments and etc. more

Top tier 8/20/2005

The St. Louis Art Museum is one of the finest in the Midwest, with a nice collection that offers a variety of styles and approaches. The museum hosts special exhibits throughout the year that bring an extra touch to the collection. The location in Forest Park makes it ideal for enjoying the arts and the museum itself is a beautiful structure. more

Time Well Spent 8/20/2005

The Saint Louis Art Museum is on my list of favorite ways to spend a Saturday. It is a beautiful museum with ample parking and best of all, it's free to visit the museum. It's located in the beautiful Forest Park area. Once inside, the displays are lovely and thought provoking. The museum has several floors filled with art from various eras and from different countries of the world. more

Free and awesome 8/19/2005

I was an art major in college and I was lucky to study in St. Louis with this local museum. This is a free resource with amazing paintings and sculptures. From Van Gogh to Warhol, they have it all. They also change their collections on a regular basis, which is great for students. more

Interesting and casual 8/18/2005

I am no art critic, so I am not in a position to judge the merit of the art in the St. Louis Art Museum. However, I have found this museum in general to be well-organized and low-key, with minimal crowds allowing plenty of time to slowly peruse their wide variety of art (although I have to admit, I cannot help but think that the modern art is often funnier than it was intended to me uncultured, but a suit on a hanger is nothing short of amusing). Take a day and take your time, and make sure to work your way through to out-of-the-way exhibits, which are just as much worth your time as the ones near the front. more

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Best art museum I've ever been to...and FREE 8/16/2005

The Saint Louis Art Museum is dedicated to art in all of its forms. There are extensive exhibits on three floors, from PreColumbian Art to Asian to Medieval to Modern. There is also a section with furniture both modern and antique which includes period rooms including a favorite with suits of armor and weaponry. Besides displaying art, there are many classes, workshops, teacher resources and special events for all ages. Far outshines any other museum I have seen both in its collections and programs to make art accessible. more

Free can't be beat! 8/15/2005

The St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) uses its historic building looking out over Forest Park to showcase works of art by famous artists one would expect to see in the Louvre instead of St. Louis. The museum is free for the permanent collection and is therefore a must see for any art lover, or anybody who has a few minutes to spare while wandering through Forest Park. more

St. Louis Art Museum 8/4/2005

One of the best art museum's that I've ever been in. There is something for everyone- modern, classical, sculpture, African, American, photo art...and the special exhibits are wonderful! Some of the highlights include several panels from Claude Monet's Water Lillies, there is a section on American Indians and their relationship to St. Louis and a section on ancient Egypt that the kids love because it includes a Mummy. This is something you'll definitely want to explore from the top floor down, so make sure you allot plenty of time. more
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  • The Scene
    This museum in Forest Park is a sanctuary for anyone who believes in the importance of nourishing the soul. It's a comprehensive, world-class institution that features art from nearly every era of human history and every corner of the globe.

    The Collection
    Among the 30,000 works in the collection are paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, glassware, furniture and textiles. There are also several period rooms, pre-Columbian figures, suits of armor, Renaissance masterpieces and impressionist paintings. The museum boasts particularly strong holdings of German expressionism, including pieces by Max Beckmann. Another important section is Modern Art: Works by contemporary artists like Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter coexist with modern paintings by the likes of Gauguin, Degas, Matisse, Kandinsky and Cezanne.

  • 5/11/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tues-Sun 10am-5pm (Fri to 9pm)
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Saint Louis